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An Idiot Abroad

What is it? An Idiot Abroad (2010-2013) is Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s TV show starring their friend and former radio producer Karl Pilkington. Pilkington is not an actor or comedian but is nevertheless found (somewhat unwillingly) hosting a travel show. The series thrives on Pilkington’s unintentionally hilarious and unique outlook on life. The show ran three…

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Sean and Jon Go West

What is it? The Real Man’s Road Trip: Sean and Jon Go West is a two-part TV mini-series, a travel documentary starring comedians Sean Lock and Jon Richardson, the team captains of 8 Out of 10 Cats. Where can I see it? It’s a little hard to track down. It’s on Vimeo for the time being,…

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Orphan Black Season 2 Premier, a review

Warning: Contains major season 2 premier spoilers   Season 2 of Orphan Black picks up just where it left off. Sarah Manning is sprinting through the streets, trying to figure out where the hell her daughter went. Kira is gone. Mrs. S is gone. Nobody’s picking up their phones. Who’s behind this? Cue Helena’s psycho religious captors.…

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Teaser: Last Chance to See

In 1990, Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and the Dirk Gently books, traveled the world with Mark Carwardine to see the hyper-endangered species before they died out. While Adams was on this trip, Stephen Fry house sat for him, jealous of the adventures his friend was going on. From his…

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Teaser: The Moaning of Life

After being exploited by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant in the Sky1 comedy travel show An Idiot Abroad (on the Science Channel here in the States), Karl Pilkington has teamed up with Sky1 to create his own travel program, The Moaning of Life (again, picked up by the Science Channel). This program takes Pilkington around the world to study how…

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Pilkington Was Right

I cannot believe this. Radio producer and television host Karl Pilkington is frequently ridiculed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant for coming up with insane ideas. Every once in a while, he turns out to be right about something and it baffles the world, but there are some of his ideas that you know definitely…

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An Idiot Abroad Season 3 Quotes

By this point, two episodes of the new season of An Idiot Abroad has aired. If you’re unfamiliar with the show, comedians Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant send their former radio producer around the world and get him to do things he doesn’t want to do because he had such a unique and funny outlook…